Swans Island EcoWash Aran Yarn Reviews

100% certified organic merino wool that has been gently treated with EcoWash, which enhances the wool fibers to prevent felting. The resulting yarn is soft in the hand and machine washable! All the dyes used are low impact with lots of tonal variation creating a gorgeous finished piece with so much depth!

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Product Information (for Mink)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Washable Merino Wool
US Needle:
9
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Heavy Worsted/Aran (16-18 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
100    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Hand Dyed
Eco:
  Organic Fiber
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  USA
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  High Energy
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Overall EcoWash Aran Rating: 4 out of 5 (4.0 based on 8 reviews)

NOT Aran Weight 3 out of 5 (3 out of 5)
I bought 10 skeins for a project and in person, could immediately see it was thinner than aran. Sure enough, when I knitted a swatch, it knits up like worsted weight at best. and I virtually always knit at gauge So I cannot use them for my project, a really big waste of money. The color I ordered was aubergine, which really had more red undertones than expected, not a true aubergine color. I was looking for a special yarn to make this blanket for my daughter, this just doesn't feel like anything special.
By Leosmom on Mar 25, 2015      (read Leosmom's 16 other reviews) 1 out of 2 found this review helpful
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Won't be using it 3 out of 5 (3 out of 5)
So disappointing to get this and see it doesn't look like Aran weight. Sure enough it knits at more like 4=22st on US9s. I have to have the right weight yarn for this big project. It seems like nice yarn, but in my swatch I found the plies can separate a bit. Overall, I'm not impressed. The Aubergine has a slightly less plum color in person, it's a bit more to the red/pink side of purple. A nice enough color, but noticeably different than the photo. I took my own photo for Ravelry and my photo was the exact same color as the one here, so it's odd.
By Leosmom on Mar 04, 2015      (read Leosmom's 16 other reviews) 6 out of 11 found this review helpful
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5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
By knitter3000 on Jan 28, 2014      (read knitter3000's 29 other reviews) 3 out of 7 found this review helpful
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Swans Island Yarn always worth the extra $$ 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I love the Pure Blend yarn and the EcoWash doesn't disappoint. It's so soft - can't wait to knit up this treat!
By knitter3000 on Jan 28, 2014      (read knitter3000's 29 other reviews) 3 out of 4 found this review helpful
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Very nice. 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
Love the intense color & soft hand.Slides comfortably off needles.
By FurKnits on Jan 19, 2014      (read FurKnits's 57 other reviews) 3 out of 6 found this review helpful
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Nice yarn 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
Soft and nice color. Used color eucalyptus to knit a man sweater on size 8 needles. A bit pricey.
By snozzle on Nov 10, 2013      (read snozzle's 1 other review) 4 out of 8 found this review helpful
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1 out of 5 (1 out of 5)
By Karamia on Sep 04, 2013      (read Karamia's 2 other reviews) 3 out of 26 found this review helpful
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Great Color and Fantastic Yarn 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I just love this yarn. It's very soft and comfortable to use. It knits up very well. So far the cabling on the sweater looks great and the color is fantastic
By Karamia on Sep 03, 2013      (read Karamia's 2 other reviews) 6 out of 9 found this review helpful
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